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Hong Jin Kim, MD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Division Chief and Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Kim’s specialties include: general surgical oncology, gastrointestinal malignancy, pancreatic cancer, endocrine surgery and breast surgical oncology.

Ted B. Seagroves, Jr. Distinguished Professor
Division Chief, Surgical Oncology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research
Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

Area of Interest

Clinical outcomes in the surgical management of pancreatic malignancies, including adenocarcinomas and neuroendocrine tumors. Clinical outcomes in the management of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. Outcomes in the surgical management of soft tissue sarcomas.

Awards and Honors

  • Department of Surgery “Service of the Year” Teaching Award, 2019
  • James F. Woods Faculty Research Award, 2004
  • UNC School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Award, 2004
  • UNC School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Award, 2003
  • Surgery “Service of the Year” teaching award, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2003
  • Faculty teaching award, Department of Surgery, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2002


  • NF-κB targets in the chemoresistance of GI malignancies. NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (KO8), mentors – Albert S. Baldwin, PhD, H. Shelton Earp, MD
  • Targeting the RAS>ERK pathway for colorectal cancer treatment. SPORE project grant, co-investigator with Channing J. Der, PhD

Link to Publications on Reach NC site

Find publications on Pubmed